Watch W5's documentary on the groundbreaking new treatment for multiple sclerosis, which includes the first time the liberation surgery was filmed. It is available on the Web at www.W5.ctv.ca.
Do not fill the water glass (or coffee cup) every two minutes, or after each sip. You’ll make people nervous. Do not let a glass sit empty for too long.
Never blame the chef or the busboy or the hostess or the weather for anything that goes wrong. Just make it right.
Specials, spoken and printed, should always have prices.
Do not bring soup without a spoon. Few things are more frustrating than a bowl of hot soup with no spoon.
Do not ask, “Are you still working on that?” Dining is not work — until questions like this are asked.
Do not stop your excellent service after the check is presented or paid.
Do not ask if a guest needs change. Just bring the change.
Do not disappear. Do not show frustration. Your only mission is to serve. Be patient. It is not easy.http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/05/one-hundred-things-restaurant-staffers-should-never-do-part-2/
There's been quite a controversy kicked up over Steven Levitt and Steven Dubner's new book, SuperFreakonomics. The authors have battled allegations (which seem to have been proven true) that they misquoted and misrepresented the scientist featured in the book, in order to claim that geoengineering is the best solution to climate change--and that worldwide efforts to reduce carbon would be both infeasible and inadequate. Surprising just about everyone, Jon Stewart agrees.
Typically, Jon Stewart can be counted on to be a champion of progressive causes--which is probably why he alienates his audience....Endorsing the view that essentially holds that we can continue polluting and emitting CO2 at the current rate because a geoengineering solution (seeding cloud cover, placing reflective mirrors in earth's orbit, etc) will emerge to will solve the problem does seem a bit odd.I will probably still read it but I'm sad that there are still so many people out there that think we can do what we want for as long as we want with no consequences. We only have one planet so let's treat it better. The Great Law of the Iroquois states, "In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations." (From the Seventh Generation website--my favorite laundry and dish detergent--easier to find than Method or Mrs Meyers.)